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Melanesians

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Scientists Shocking Discovery That Melanesians Carry DNA of Unknown Human Species

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Natural Blondes with Dark Skin? (SOLOMON ISLANDS)

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The Melanesian Brothers Sing In Glorious Harmony

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Meet the natural blonde hair Melanesian people from the Pacific Island

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Chinese and Melanesians are closest blood relatives

Melanesians are the predominant inhabitants of Melanesia. Most speak either one of the many Austronesian languages, especially in the Oceanic branch of Malayo-Polynesian, or one of the Papuan languages. Other languages spoken are the numerous creoles or pidgins in the region, such as Tok Pisin, Hiri Motu, Solomon Islands Pijin, Bislama, and Papuan Malay. Melanesians occupy islands in a wide area from Eastern Indonesia to as far east as the islands of Vanuatu and Fiji.
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  • Origin and genetics 

  • History of classification 

  • Austronesian languages and cultural traits 

  • Incidence of blond hair in Melanesia 

  • Melanesian areas of Oceania